Why get your teen a good car? They’re just go­ing to crash it any­way.

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Hair - – Lisa,Paramedic and Mum

Work­ing as a paramedic, too of­ten I see teens, with the least driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, crash­ing in the least pro­tec­tive cars. Cars with low safety rat­ings – with no struc­tural in­tegrity, crum­ple zones or side cur­tain airbags. How many of the kids I’ve seen would still be here if they’d been in safer cars? It haunts you. I have a kid, which only makes it harder. When the time comes for them to get a car, I’ll make sure they get the safest in their price bracket, so they’ll stand a chance if the worst hap­pens. I wish ev­ery par­ent could know what I know and put their teen in the safest car they can. Yes, there’s a chance they’ll crash it. But that’s ex­actly why it mat­ters. The safer the car, the safer they are. Check the safety rat­ing of any car you’re look­ing at: right­car.govt.nz

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